Capstone Project (Open Access)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Health, Human Services and Public Policy
Collaborative Health and Human Services
Behavioral healthcare work is difficult. This can be seen in the high turnover rates in the field, including at Valley Health Associates, a substance abuse clinic in Monterey County. In an effort to address the high turnover rates, a pilot program was launched, applying what other companies are doing to improve not only work productivity but mindfulness in the workplace. While the results received were not what was anticipated, it was an excellent learning experience. The gravity of not addressing burnout is a continual cycle that, if nothing changes, will inevitably continue or possibly worsen over time. It is recommended that all behavioral health care clinics prioritize the mental health of the workers serving their community.
Alcala, Janette Amezcua, "Mental Health in Substance Abuse Clinics: Illuminating the Importance of Mental Health in the Behavioral Health and Human Services Field" (2023). Capstone Projects and Master's Theses. 1470.